Thursday, November 11, 2010

Treasures on Friday

This hutch came with the house. We love the color and character. It was in the dining room, serving as a pantry, but when we added storage with the kitchen remodel, we moved it into the living room.

The top half is filled with all kinds of treasures. Chickie's senior picture, wonderful old books, one of our wedding pictures.

Here are some of my favorite books. They are all by Grace Livingston Hill, who is my favorite author. She was the daughter of a minister, and almost died at birth. Her parents were thankful for her life, and named her Grace. She married a minister, and when she was widowed at a young age, she decided to support her family by writing. After publishing a few of her books, Grace made the decision to put the message of salvation in each book.

I love the language of the books, the purity, the time period (late 1800's - early 1900's), the old fashioned romance. I have read many of her books countless times. These are just a few.

Make sure to visit Cindy for Show and Tell Friday, and Debra for Vintage Inspiration Fridays, two wonderful weekly parties!

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!



Anonymous said...

Such a pretty piece of furniture and how fun to have these books where you can enjoy them.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Your hutch is so beautiful.. I don't do much reading but her books sounds pretty interesting!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Debra@Common Ground said...

This cabinet us just wonderful, and so versatile to be used in so many rooms. I love all the great books what a blessing to have them all!

Linda said...

Your hutch is beautiful, Carol, and what a great collection of books!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a really neat piece, and I love that it is original to your house. Neat books, too!


Sheila :-)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh what a treasure, that hutch is!!! Delicious! I know. One doesn't usually call furniture delicious. But... Sometimes... :-)

Those old books! I know a blogger who would just love to find/read them. So I'll pop over to her blog and comment, with a link to here. Even if she already knows of them, she'll be happy to find another person who loves the books.

Gentle hugs...

Garden Girl said...

I collect old hardbound Grace Livingston Hill books as well. She is such a wonderful author.

Anonymous said...

The old books are beautiful, a true treasure:)

Vee said...

Love that old hutch...what a nice way to display it in its new space. That Grace Livinstone Hill had such an interesting life. I was shocked at first reading about it, but then we have a saying around here: Life is Messy.